New Release Books by Les Parrott

Les Parrott is the author of Helping Couples (2021), Strengthen Your Marriage (2021), Healthy Me, Healthy Us (2020), Love Talk (2019) and other 103 books.

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Helping Couples

release date: May 18, 2021
Helping Couples
The ultimate guide to marriage mentoring so you can feel confident in offering wisdom, encouragement, and practical help to couples who want to live out a love that lasts! Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott and Dr. David Olson--renowned marriage experts and founders of the two largest marriage support organizations, SYMBIS and PREPARE/ENRICH--share what they have learned from decades of research involving more than five million couples. Packed with practical and proven methods, data-driven techniques, and immediately usable strategies, Helping Couples includes: The secrets--and the science--behind couples who thrive with lasting love Why romantic love is never enough, and what to do about it Strategies to instantly help reduce conflicts and increase intimacy The game-changing boost that scientific assessment tools give couples at any age or stage Four common myths about marriage and how to debunk them The distilled wisdom from hundreds of insightful surveys and studies How you can reduce a couple''s chances of divorce by 31 percent The ultimate guide for coaches, counselors, and clergy who want to know what really works!

Strengthen Your Marriage

release date: Apr 13, 2021
Strengthen Your Marriage
Bestselling authors and trusted relationship experts Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott help you strengthen and enhance your unique marriage with the perfect companion to your SYMBIS+ Assessment Report. The SYMBIS+ Assessment is a powerful and personalized marriage insight tool that covers seventeen key areas in your marriage, including wellbeing, social support, finances, personality, sex, communication, conflict, spirituality, time styles, and more. Whether you are debriefing your SYMBIS+ Report one-on-one with your certified Facilitator or in a small group or class, this guidebook is an ideal companion to SYMBIS+. Each chapter perfectly correlates to a page of your personal report--and gives you fun and practical steps toward making a bad marriage better or a good marriage great. Chock-full of real-life action steps, no-guilt exercises, and engaging discussion starters, this book will show you how to: Utilize the strengths you and your spouse bring to your marriage Navigate your hot-button issues Cultivate deeper intimacy and lifelong passion Kick financial worries to the curb Engage in heartfelt and meaningful conversations Whether you have already debriefed your SYMBIS+ Report with a certified SYMBIS Facilitator, or you are about to, don''t miss out on what Strengthen Your Marriage will do for your relationship. You can find a SYMBIS+ Facilitator and your own SYMBIS+ Report to accompany this book at SYMBIS.com.

Healthy Me, Healthy Us

release date: May 05, 2020
Healthy Me, Healthy Us
#1 New York Times bestselling authors and renowned psychologists Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott share the single most important secret to happy relationships. Relationships are rife with disappointment--but they are also the primary source of personal happiness. So it is no surprise that the number one question Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott hear over and over is, What''s the single most important thing you can do for your relationships? After over twenty-five years of researching, writing, and speaking on this subject, in Healthy Me, Healthy Us the Parrotts have whittled down their answer to the truth contained in this single sentence: if you try to build intimacy with another person before you have gotten whole on your own, all your relationships become an attempt to complete yourself. Relationship skills, tips, and tactics? Sure. They have their place. But meaningful relationships--the kind we all long for--grow from something deeper, something stronger, something that has more to do with being than doing. This groundbreaking book provides the three hallmarks to psychological, emotional, and spiritual health, pointing the way to true and lasting wholeness that can revolutionize every relationship you attempt to build.

Love Talk

release date: Jan 08, 2019
Love Talk
A deep yet simple guide to revolutionizing the romance-building communication every thriving marriage needs. Love Talk is like no other communication book you''ve ever read. The fruit of years of research by two foremost relationship experts (who also happen to be husband and wife), this book forges a new path to the heart of loving conversation. You''ll begin by identifying your security need and determining your personal communication style. Then you''ll put together everything you discover to learn how the two of you can speak each other''s language like never before. This very day, you can begin an adventure in communication that will draw the two of you closer, and closer, and closer . . . consistently, in a way that creates the depth and connection you long for in your relationship. Love Talk includes: The all-new Better Love Assessment The secret to emotional connection When not to talk A Communications 101 primer Practical help for the "silent partner" Need help kick-starting your conversations? Check out the companion men''s and women''s Love Talk workbooks, as well as Love Talk Starters.

Love Like That

release date: Sep 04, 2018
Love Like That
What can the Bible teach us about unconditional, everlasting, life-changing love? Join #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Les Parrott as he shows us that we all deserve Love Like That. In this authentic, practical book, Dr. Parrott provides a simple plan to improve all of your relationships--with spouses, family, friends, coworkers, and even strangers. Dr. Parrott takes proven findings from psychology and sociology and blends them with biblical teaching to reveal five transformative ways of relating to people demonstrated by Jesus himself. In Love Like That, Dr. Parrott gives you the tools you need to love like Jesus, because when you do: you become less detached and more mindful you become less exclusive and more approachable you become less judgmental and more grace-full you become less fearful and more bold you become less self-absorbed and more self-giving Dr. Parrott teaches us that loving like Jesus can be a daily reality for anyone who chooses it. Why? Because this love isn''t elusive. It isn''t pie-in-the-sky. It isn''t out of reach or relegated to untouchable saints. It''s real. Jesus gives us practical examples of how to love in extraordinary ways. And you''re likely closer to it than you know. Praise for Love Like That: "From the first vulnerable sentence, this heart-felt message from Dr. Parrott will compel you to not only be a better person, it will show you exactly how you can do just that." --Dave Ramsey, #1 bestselling author and radio host "Refreshingly honest and incredibly practical. This book is for everyone who wants to love like Jesus but never thought they could. I''ve personally benefited from this helpful book, and you will too." --Lysa TerKeurst, president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and bestselling author of Forgiving What You Can’t Forget "With an incredible blend of contemporary social science and a deep understanding of Scripture, Les Parrott''s writing will help you see beyond what you may be tempted to settle for. And he''ll show you the way, step-by-step, to realizing the kinds of relationships we all long for." --Lee Strobel, New York Times bestselling author of The Case for Christ

You're Stronger Than You Think

release date: Aug 02, 2012
You're Stronger Than You Think
In You’re Stronger Than You Think, psychologist Dr. Les Parrott helps you access the power to do what you feel you can’t. With practical insights and hard-earned wisdom, he shows you that by changing how you think, understanding what you feel, and using the power that lies untapped deep in your soul, you can summon strength you didn’t know you had—strength that ultimately comes from God. The secret to tapping into your inner strength is not about positive thinking or pulling yourself up by your bootstraps. Instead, it’s about leveraging your strengths and overcoming your weaknesses to reveal a surprising inner-power that God has placed deep in your heart. Using a counterintuitive approach to overcoming hardship, You’re Stronger Than You Think will help you find the unexpected power you need to pass through both the everyday and extraordinary tests of life.

The One Year Love Talk Devotional for Couples

release date: Sep 30, 2011
The One Year Love Talk Devotional for Couples
Offering wisdom and insights for applying biblical truths to our relationships, this book encourages couples to connect and communicate every day. This practical, uplifting guide is perfect for busy couples who long to experience a stronger relationship and better communication. Easy-to-follow daily readings focus on loving each other the way God loves us.

The Hour That Matters Most

release date: Sep 06, 2011
The Hour That Matters Most
The facts are on the table. Dinnertime is truly the most important hour in a day that a family can spend together. Focusing on the family meal, this book will help strengthen families by showing them how to reclaim this important time in order to build relationships, draw closer to one another, and restore a sense of peace in their homes. Millions of parents in America can picture the kind of home life they want but don’t know how to make it a reality. The Hour That Matters Most will help readers strengthen and transform their own families—specifically around the dinner table.

Love Like That Workbook

release date: Sep 04, 2018
Love Like That Workbook
Whether you''ve been walking with Jesus for a long time or you''re exploring a new relationship with him, this workbook is for you. As a companion to the book Love Like That, you or your small group can apply what you are reading in the book - and make it personal. In other words, this workbook will help you love more like Jesus. Daily.This book is part of a total church solution available at LoveLikeThatBook.com. This turn-key six week series includes sermons, media, and discounted access to all Love Like That materials.

Real Relationships Workbook

release date: Jul 05, 2011
Real Relationships Workbook
Digging below the surface to take you to a whole new level. Offering expert advice and practical tools for improving the most important aspect of human life, this workbook is integral to getting the most out of Real Relationships--Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott''s updated and expanded edition of their classic and bestselling book, Relationships. Containing dozens of self-tests and assessments, this workbook will help you determine: your relational readiness, the health of the home you grew up in, your understanding of gender differences, and much more. Used in conjunction with the Real Relationships book, the Real Relationships Workbook digs below the surface to the depths of human interactions, helping you make your bad relationships better and your good relationships great, taking your life to a whole new level. The Real Relationships book--which includes a FREE interactive online assessment and vital information on virtual friendships and online dating--and Real Relationships Workbook reveal the secrets for healthy, authentic, and meaningful connections. Your relationships will never be the same.

25 Ways To A Happier Marriage

release date: Jan 20, 2015
25 Ways To A Happier Marriage
Twenty-fine simple ideas, relevant felt needs taken from Making Happy on helping couples discover easy, fun, and practical ways to keep "the Happy" in marriage. Each topical "mini-chapter" will combine encouragement commentary, tips, Scriptures, and prayers starters to help keep a marriage fun, interesting, and of course happy

dot.com dating

release date: May 03, 2011
dot.com dating
A third of Americas singles are dating online. Millions of singles find the love of their life through a dating site. So what about you? Do you fear megapixels and modems will take the romance out of finding love? Are you put off by a stigma that no longer exists? Or maybe, with more than 1,000 online dating sites to choose from, youre wondering who is truly safe and trusted. Whatever your reasons, this easy-to-read book will help you gain confidence in finding love online. Youll explore: Ways to Avoid Liars, Losers and Freaks Six Ways to Know if Online Dating is for You The Big Myths About Cyber Dating Five Questions You Absolutely Must Ask Before Signing Up Improve your love IQ with the help of relationship experts Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott. Learn the inside information you need to know about using dot.com dating to find your potential soulmate.

L. O. V. E.

release date: Dec 22, 2009
L. O. V. E.
The letters L.O.V.E. represent four personality dimensions that make up your personal "love style." Once you know your own love style and that of your spouse, you will be able to love him or her in a way that will help you get the love you need in return. Relationship experts Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott stand on a mountain of research to show you how this single insight can draw you closer together. Never before have we had such an easy-to-use and scientifically proven tool for pinpointing each person''s approach to love. You''ll discover how much these dimensions inform your love style: L - Leader: The Take-Charge Spouse O - Optimist: The Encouraging Spouse V - Validator: The Devoted Spouse E - Evaluator: The Careful Spouse The L.O.V.E. online assessment, in combination with this book, will show you how you are designed to approach everything from communication and conflict to sex and intimacy. This is not your typical marriage book. It''s a practical tool for learning how to express love to your spouse and feel truly loved in return.

Helping the Struggling Adolescent

release date: May 16, 2014
Helping the Struggling Adolescent
This practical resource tool and handbook for counselors, pastors, and youth workers details over thirty common teenage problems arranged alphabetically from abuse to suicide, including such hot topics as anger, depression, drugs and alcohol, homosexuality, loneliness, masturbation, peer pressure, pornography, and shyness. Bound into the back of the book is a Counseling Guide that includes information on special issues in counseling and 43 Rapid Assessment Tests.

Making Happy

release date: Apr 15, 2014
Making Happy
Making Happy outlines seven factors that will elevate happiness in any marriage, including such strategies as: catch your spouse doing something right, laugh out loud, express gratitude, be second, try something new together, and celebrate one thing daily. Happiness in marriage is as easy as the decisions you make.

Trading Places

release date: Aug 08, 2009
Trading Places
To understand your spouse, you''ve got to walk in his or her shoes. Ever feel like you''re stepping on each other''s toes? Then maybe it''s time you put yourselves in each other''s shoes. Of course that may sound uncomfortable. But it''s easier than you think--and it will revolutionize your relationship. In fact, bestselling authors Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott reveal the little-known secrets of putting the time-tested strategy of trading places to work in your own marriage. In this book, chock-full of practical helps and tips you''ve never thought of, you''ll learn the three-step strategy to trading places and, as a result, you''re sure to: Increase your levels of passion Bolster your commitment Eliminate nagging Short-circuit conflict Double your laughter Forgive more quickly Talk more intimately This book also features a powerful, free online assessment that instantly improves your inclination to trade places. Most couples never discover the rewards of trading places. For example, did you know it''s the quickest way to get your own needs met? It''s true! And Les and Leslie show you how. They also disclose exactly how trading places improves your conversations and how it’s guaranteed to fire up your sex life. Truly, your love life and your entire marriage will never be the same after you learn the intimate dance of trading places.

You're Stronger Than You Think Workbook

release date: Aug 01, 2012
You're Stronger Than You Think Workbook
TheYou’re Stronger Than You Think Workbook is the companion small group guide to Dr. Les Parrott’s book designed to help you summon strength you didn’t know you had. The workbook walks you and your group through an online personal strengths assessment. The six-week guide to You’re Stronger Than You Think helps you identify the ways you can tap into the inner strength that God has placed within you.

Crazy Good Sex

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Crazy Good Sex
In this practical guidebook filled with straight talk, psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Les Parrott shares six secrets to help men and their wives experience the best sex they''ve ever had.

3 Seconds

release date: Oct 14, 2008
3 Seconds
Just three seconds. The time it takes to make a decision. That’s all that lies between settling for “Whatever” ... or insisting on “Whatever it takes.”3 Seconds shows how to unleash the inner resources that can move you to a whole new level of success. It comes down to six predictable impulses that most of us automatically accept without a second thought. You can replace them with new impulses that lead toward impact and significance. For instance, it takes Three Seconds to ...Disown Your Helplessness: The First Impulse: “There’s nothing I can do about it.” The Second Impulse: “I can’t do everything, but I can do something.”Quit Stewing and Start Doing: The First Impulse: “Someday I’m going to do that.” The Second Impulse: “I’m diving in ... starting today.”Fuel Your Passion: The First Impulse: “I’ll do what happens to come my way.” The Second Impulse: “I’ll do what I’m designed to do.”Inhale ... exhale ... the difference of your lifetime can begin in the space of a single breath. The decision is yours. Start today.

Trading Places Workbook for Women

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Trading Places Workbook for Women
Couples who are stepping on each other''s toes should try walking in each other''s shoes. Trading Places reduces conflict, deepens your commitment, and helps you live as better friends and lovers. Mutual empathy---the revolutionary tool for instantly improving a relationship---can be learned and practiced, say the authors of this groundbreaking book. Their guidance will transform your marriage.

Trading Places Workbook for Men

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Trading Places Workbook for Men
Stop stepping on her toes and learn how to dance. Have you been spending a lot of time stepping on your wife''s toes? Maybe it''s time you put yourself in her shoes. Trading Places: The Best Move You''ll Ever Make in Your Marriage is part of the key to winning much, much more from your relationship with your wife--more understanding, more laughter, and yes, more loving. Using this workbook as you read Trading Places will help make sure you get it right. Bestselling authors Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott wrote this workbook to help you make the most of the little-known secrets of putting the time-tested strategy of trading places to work in your marriage. Packed with practical helps and tips you''ve never thought of, you''ll learn the simple, three-step-strategy to trading places and, as a result, you''re sure to: * Increase your levels of passion * Bolster your commitment * Eliminate nagging * Short-circuit conflict * Double your laughter * Forgive more quickly * Talk more intimately Use the workbook to drill down through the three crucial steps to trading places--you''ll find self-tests, journals, even exercises to do together with your wife. Specific suggestions for practicing empathy make learning easier--and it''s all tied to the book. When you''re done you''ll be prepared to experience "the intimate dance of trading places". And you''ll have learned a skill that will make your marriage more rewarding--and more exciting--than you ever thought possible.

Your Time-Starved Marriage

release date: Aug 27, 2006
Your Time-Starved Marriage
This small group DVD curriculum gives couples the tools they need to stay connected and make every moment together count.
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